The company are also talking up the new full-sized Smart Keyboard and reworked Apple Pencil as the ideal accessories for the iPad Pro, saying they bring "breakthrough levels of precision and utility" to the overall package. Both models come with new displays, featuring True tone white balancing, P3 wide colour gamut, ultralow reflectivity, HDR video support and 600 nits of brightness, which is claimed to be 50 percent brighter than earlier models. We'll cover these changes in detail in our iOS 11 overview later today, but be sure that the combination of new software and hardware has resulted in extremely exciting new prospects for iPads as a whole.
The all new Files app makes managing files easier on the new iPads. The Files app marks somewhat of a change of pace for Apple, as it had previously argued that there was no need for a "Finder" on iOS.
The new iPad Pro will come in 64 GB for $979, 256 GB for $1,129, and 512 GB for $1,429. The 10.5in iPad Pro with WiFi comes in at £619 - not too shabby. It features a six-core CPU and 12-core GPU, which Apple said is 30% faster CPU computations and 40% faster for GPU computations than the A9X in previous generation iPad Pro models.
While Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 as a single platform that can run across multiple devices, including phones, tablets and PCs, Apple has so far kept iOS and MacOS apart.
It features the same advanced front- and back-facing cameras as iPhone 7, including a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, along with a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera.
Multitasking on the iPad has been significantly improved with the addition of a redesigned app switcher to show multiple apps at the same time. Also, it will bring in the ability to take notes directly from the lock screen by simply tapping on it with the Apple Pencil. But if you want 512GB of onboard storage, things get pricey. The update will introduce a bevy of features like Files and Dock.
Other nice bits include a new document scanner for the default "Notes" application.
The raw power is shown through the apps on offer as well - while these are obviously picked by Apple to show off the capabilities of the tablet to its fullest, the speed with which you can paint or manipulate images made us wish we had any modicum of artistic talent.
Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the long awaited announcement of a new iPad Pro tablet at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 in San Jose.
The 12.9-inch sports a higher resolution and thanks to being a bigger slate, it is going to be the more expensive out of the two, coming in at $799 for the 64GB model. India, Turkey, UAE and other countries and regions will follow later this month.